After starting with $200, 2 computers and a fax machine the company became one of the largest tax preparation providers in New York.
In 2007, Mr Alvarez launched ATAX Franchise, Inc, and began expanding along the East Coast of the US and future plans include nationwide growth.
ATAX is a full-service national tax preparation and business services franchise. We are proud of the fact that we are 100% Latino-owned, and that we serve clients in both English and Spanish.
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Here's a snapchat of our 30 years proving Tax Preparation and accounting services in New York City and Nationwide.
Opened first tax preparation business with $200, 2 computers and a fax machine.
In 2005, Mr Alvarez's business went completely viral, preparing 10,000 personal tax returns and about 500 corporate tax returns out of one single office.
In 2007, Mr. Alvarez stablished ATAX, the first latino owned tax preparation, bookkeeping, payrol franchise in the United States. ATAX franchise started with 10 locations in New York City.
In 2009, ATAX franchise opened 12 locations between New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
In 2010, ATAX expanded to Rhode Island.
In 2011, ATAX open new location in Ocala, FL.
In 2012, ATAX re-structuring and headquarters moved to Yonkers, NY. Proud member of Vetfran, MinorityFran, IFA
In 2012, ATAX receives the 3rd Top Minority Franchise Award in the United States.
In 2013, USA Today's Top 50 Franchises for Minorities in 2013, Mr. Alvarez recognized by el Diario La Prensa "El Award" for most successful latinos in New York city and member of CUNY Dominican Institute BlueBook. ATAX partnered with Xero Beautiful accounting. The #1 International Cloud Bookkeeping Platform.
In 2014, ATAX is recognized as one of the Top 50 Low Cost Franchises in the nation by Franchise Business Review. Recognized by USA Today. In addition, ATAX opened new offices in Sunrise, FL and Houston, TX, and Augusta, GA. ATAX CEO & President Rafael Alvarez became a member of the Xero Partner Advisory Council (XPAC).
In 2015, The International Franchise Association (IFA) has awarded its premier honor for accomplishments in diversity and inclusion, the IFA Ronald E. Harrison Award, to Rafael Alvarez. ATAX recognized as one of the Top 200 Best of the Best Franchises in the nation by Franchise Business Review. ATAX earned Xero's Emerging Partner of the Year Award in Xercon 2015 at Denver, Colorado.
In 2016, Hostos Community College recognized Mr. Alvarez recognition during the Hispanic Heritage Month.
In 2017, Mr. Alvarez graduated from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Latino Business Action Network. Mr. Alvarez decided to open up ATAX West Coast headquarters in the city of San Francisco, CA.
In 2018, ATAX partnered with Envios La Nacional to establish an ATAX location in over 100 La Nacional locations nationwide. Launched ATAX Live, an innovative mobile app to allow clients to file their taxes from anywhere, anytime.